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Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Richard J. Goodrich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the attempt by the 5th-century ascetic writer John Cassian to influence and shape the development of Western monasticism. The book's close analysis of Cassian's earliest work (The ... More


Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Robert E. Sinkewicz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259939
eISBN:
9780191698651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Evagrius of Pontus (c.345–99) was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements of Nitria, Sketis, and Kellia in Lower Egypt. Through the course of his ascetic writings ... More


Conclusion

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter reflects on the significance and the lessons of Cassian's work. It provides the answer to the question of why Cassian put such an effort into his strategies to win a hearing for his ... More


The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Bernard Green

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Leo the Great was the beneficiary of the consolidation over the course of the preceding century of the power of the papacy in Rome and the Christianization of the city. That process reveals the ... More


The Nestorian Controversy

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Nestorian controversy was Leo's first major experience of theological controversy. His reliance on yet disappointment with Cassian as a theological expert showed how much Leo had to learn. His ... More


Christians On Moderation Versus Eradication

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stoic apatheia was accepted as an ideal for certain humans by Philo the Jew and many leading Christians: Clement of Alexandria, Origen, the Cappadocians (Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of ... More


Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Donald Fairbairn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book addresses the question of whether the fifth‐century pronouncements about Christ's person were reflective of a genuine theological consensus in the early Church, or whether they were merely ... More


Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

William, S.J. Harmless

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the fourth century, the deserts of Egypt became the nerve center of a radical new movement, what we now call monasticism. Groups of Christians—from illiterate peasants to learned ... More


Grace as Deepening Communion With God in Cassian's Monastic Writings

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with Cassian's monastic writings and rejects the typical scholarly view that Cassian understands salvation as a ladder leading to union with God and that grace is simply God's help ... More


Grace and the Saviour's Personal Subject in Cassian's De Incarnatione Domini

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with Cassian's On the Incarnation of the Lord and argues that the understanding of grace and salvation developed in that work is consistent with that found in Cassian's monastic ... More


The Christian God v. Passionate Pagan Deities:Impassibility as an Apophatic Qualifier of Divine Emotions

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The author shows that by calling the Christian God impassible the Fathers sought to distance God the creator from the gods of mythology. At the same time the Fathers viewed divine impassibility as ... More


Monks: The Ascetic Life

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0043
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The earliest Christian ascetics in Syria drew on the New Testament as well as the legacy of Stoic philosophy. Information about the ascetic movement comes from Athanasius’ Life of Antony, which was ... More


The Monastic Discipline of Psalmody

Luke Dysinger OSB

in Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199273201
eISBN:
9780191602986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273200.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the fourth century, the Book of Psalms gradually displaced other biblical texts used in so-called ‘canonical prayers’. Among the monks, psalmody was one of the exterior ascetical practices which, ... More


John Cassian

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

John Cassian (d. after 345) was one of the key figures who brought traditions of desert monasticism to the Latin West. He grew up in what today is Romania and became a monk in Bethlehem and then ... More


What We Care about: The Desires of the Heart

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter develops Aquinas's theodicy by considering the way in which the suffering stemming from the loss or deprivation of the desires of a person's heart can be defeated. It discusses the ... More


Theodicy and human freedom

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter continues the books presentation on Origenist theology at the turn of the fifth century. Human freedom and divine omnipotence were two hallmarks of Origen's legacy, and this chapter ... More


Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Thomas L. Humphries, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book is about the Holy Spirit, monks, and other Catholic theologians who lived around the Mediterranean in the 5th and 6th centuries. It makes three interconnected arguments. The first argument ... More


Accidie: Cassian

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Cassian's discussion of melancholy. Cassian was raised in a Christian monastery in Bethlehem during the second half of the 4th century, and although not much is known about his ... More


Mystic as Desert Calligrapher: Evagrius Ponticus

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the pioneers of Christian mysticism, the fourth-century desert fathers of Egypt. These early monks forged techniques of prayer and asceticism, of discipleship and spiritual ... More


Introduction

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a short biography of late Roman writer, John Cassian, and introduces the purpose of the book. Cassian was an important 5th-century writer with remarkable connections to the ... More


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